Finding your purpose and your tribe in unexpected places

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I’ve got my story and it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. I have dealt with stuff in my world – sexual assault, eating disorder, abuse and am now raising my children on my own. No matter what I have been through, I never felt like I didn’t have the power of choice. I can change my situation and I have access to support systems and education that gives me the power to heal and grow regardless of what cards I am dealt. It isn’t always easy, but its damn possible. I was one of those kids that grew up always…

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How 10 days in Sierra Leone nearly broke me

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For the past month I haven’t been able to do my job. I’m not sure if I should be saying this out loud since my boss is totally reading this right now (Hi, Chantelle!)… but it’s true. It’s been over a month since I got back from a trip to Sierra Leone, where I was sent to collect stories of our projects, take photos, and bring back lots of inspiration for our team and you, our incredible community of supporters. It was 100% a life-changing experience. And I don’t say that lightly. The experience completely and utterly, changed so many…

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Last year this decision changed my life… Now it’s your turn

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I’ve always wanted to change the world. If there was some kind of Changemakers Anonymous meeting that existed, I’d be there. Every week. “Hi, my name is Sharni, and I want to make a difference”.  Equipped with a strong sense of justice, I can’t remember a time where I wanted to do anything else with my life. But the path before me wasn’t clear – How can I change the world? What contribution can I make? Where do I start? What can I do? After high school I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies (because that’s what people do, right?) and…

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We’re Looking for a New CEO – Could it be You?

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. It’s Chantelle here. We’ve got some big, exciting and important news to share. And to get straight into it – after a considerable amount of deliberation, I’ve decided that over the next 6 months I’ll be stepping away as the CEO of One Girl. Given how much you all know that I live and breathe One Girl, we want to share with you a bit of background as to why – and as you’ll see, I’m still going to be living and breathing what we do, but just in a different way….

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